Politics & Policy

Rossi’s Closing Argument: Murray ‘Changed’

But not in the hopey, feel-good kind of way. She may have gone to D.C. as a “mom in tennis shoes” with “the best of intentions,” but after 18 years Sen. Patty Murray is just another pork-spending, back-room dealing, party-line incumbent (who isn’t shy about running false attack ads, either). As Marc Ambinder writes in The Atlantic, it appears that Murray has gone from “ultimate outsider” to “ultimate insider.” With a less than a week to go until Election Day, that is story line Dino Rossi is pushing in these two new ads:

Speaking with NBC’s Chuck Todd on The Daily Rundown earlier today, former Rep. Martin Frost (D-Texas) called the Washington state senate race “a coin-flip,” further indication that Democrats aren’t so confident about Murray’s chances for re-election. Either way, it’s going to be close. 

Andrew StilesAndrew Stiles is a political reporter for National Review Online. He previously worked at the Washington Free Beacon, and was an intern at The Hill newspaper. Stiles is a 2009 ...


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